DHEC surpasses goal to test 110,000 South Carolinians in May; Latest COVID-19 Update

 

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that 110,316 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in South Carolina since May 1. Earlier this month, DHEC and its…

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Lexington Medical Center and DHEC to offer free COVID-19 testing

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at White Knoll High School At the request of Senator Katrina Shealy, Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are…

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Providence Health eases visitor restrictions

 

Limited visitation now available for most patients as elective and non-urgent procedures gradually resume Providence Health announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions…

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KIYATEC adds clinical and reimbursement experience to Board as clinical testing validation progresses

 

GREENVILLE, SC  – KIYATEC, Inc. announced on May 8 the appointment of Bruce Nash, MD, MBA, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Nash brings over 30 years of executive-level healthcare…

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SETi releases portable air purifiers with Violeds technology for new coronavirus disinfection in early June

 

COLUMBIA SC – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”), the World’s first compound semiconductor for UV LED solutions (Violeds) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190)’ subsidiary, announced that it launches portable air…

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Clemson’s Sullivan Center, South Carolina DHEC providing COVID-19 mobile testing clinics in May, June

 

Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center will provide COVID-19 mobile testing clinics in Oconee, Pickens and Chester counties in May and June as part of a partnership with the South Carolina Department of…

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PCT LTD announces new hospital equipment installations, distributors and agreement with Sapphire Disinfection Solutions

 

LITTLE RIVER, SC – PCT LTD announced two additional hospital installations scheduled within this month, announces the relationship between PCTL and Florida-based Sapphire Disinfection Solutions, as well as declares the…

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South Carolina distributes doses of Remdesivir drug for treating COVID-19 patients

 

South Carolina has been provided with a limited supply of Remdesivir, the drug that recently received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating…

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SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health releases second COVID-19 Policy Brief

 

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) released a second joint brief examining the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal policy…

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SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health releases second COVID-19 Policy Brief

 

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) released a second joint brief examining the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal policy…

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SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health releases second COVID-19 Policy Brief

 

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) released a second joint brief examining the COVID-19 pandemic and state and…

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Nephron, One Medical partner to offer COVID-19 testing services

 

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in the country, announced a new partnership with One Medical, a leading national digital health and primary care organization that…

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City of West Columbia hosts mask pickup at City Hall

 

The City of West Columbia hosted a mask pickup for local law enforcement agencies and chambers of commerce for the region, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the West Columbia…

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Local Blood Center now operating from Florence

 

FLORENCE, SC – The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center is now staging mobile blood drives out of its new operations hub in Florence, SC. This milestone…

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Jervey Eye Group welcomes Dr. Bridget Whaley, O.D.

 

Jervey Eye Group, PA, has recently hired Dr. Bridget Whaley, O.D., as a general care optometrist at its Halton Road location in Greenville. Dr. Whaley joins a talented lineup of…

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Several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics begin

 

As a reminder, several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics will begin in Columbia and North Charleston.These mobile clinics allow residents to get tested for free in order for them to…

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May is Mental Health Month

 

May is Mental Health Month. This year, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health wants to remind our state of the services available to all, particularly in light of Covid-19.…

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May is Mental Health Month

 

SCDMH Marks Mental Health Month Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic May is Mental Health Month. This year, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health wants to remind our state of the services…

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Yield Scientific establishing operations in Hampton County

 

More Than $30 Million Investment to Create 107 New Jobs Yield Scientific, a subsidiary of GEM Opportunity Zone Fund, announced plans to establish operations in Hampton County. The company’s more…

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Webinar to feature state healthcare leaders on state’s progress, outlook against COVID-19

 

Four thought leaders from South Carolina healthcare’s executive ranks will address how SC health systems have responded to the impacts of COVID-19, compelling lessons learned, and what they see as…

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Choose Well offers virtual clinic visits for birth control

 

Choose Well, the largest contraceptive access program in South Carolina’s history, will now offer virtual clinic visits for birth control. Choose Well launched in 2017 with the goal to reduce…

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ZVerse unveils innovative face shield for service industry workers

 

COLUMBIA, SC – After producing millions of shields for the healthcare industry, ZVerse is introducing a new generation of protective face shields for workers in service industries, including restaurants, retailers,…

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The Blood Connection provides free COVID-19 antibody testing to all blood donors

 

GREENVILLE, SC – The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center, is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors at no cost, beginning Monday, May 11. The test,…

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MUSC Health achieves Magnet recognition again, reinforcing commitment to nursing excellence

 

MUSC Health’s Charleston division has attained Magnet recognition for the second time, demonstrating its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health…

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East Cooper Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week 2020, awards Nurse of the Year

 

East Cooper Medical Center honors its nurses during National Nurses Week (May 6-12), an annual celebration that recognizes the value of nursing. The theme this year, Compassion|Expertise|Trust, celebrates qualities in nursing that…

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Governor McMaster proclaims May Better Speech and Hearing Month; SCSHA launches COVID-related support resources

 

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the month of May as South Carolina Better Speech and Hearing month. The South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA) celebrates this announcement as each year BSHM…

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A Conversation with Bruce Farmer, Director of Mashburn’s Healthcare Division

 

  WhosOnTheMove, the publisher of MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC and LowcountryBizSC, sent the following questions over to Bruce Farmer, Director of the Healthcare Division at Mashburn Construction. He discusses his experience in…

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USDA Outlines Telehealth Service Changes as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today released a summary of key service changes to increase the use of telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures…

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Fetter Health Care Network operates walk-up and drive-up COVID-19 testing site in Charleston County

 

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center in partnership with Charleston County Municipalities and Government, operates a mobile COVID-19 Respiratory Collection Test Site in Charleston County. The…

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MUSC, HPE make innovative drug discovery software publicly available in response to COVID-19 crisis

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are making available to researchers worldwide an innovative new drug discovery program they co-developed, PharML.Bind (https://github.com/jbalma/pharml), in an…

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AnMed Health’s Response to COVID-19: A Conversation with Michael Cunningham, Vice President for Advancement

 

By Michael Cunningham, Vice President for Advancement, AnMed Health, with Sharon Purvis, Director of Outreach and Special Projects, Ten At The Top AnMed Health, Anderson County’s largest employer, has been…

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Doctors Care Urgent Care offers walk-in COVID-19 antibody testing at all locations

 

Doctors Care is pleased to begin offering walk-in COVID-19 antibody testing at all of its urgent care centers across the state. Any interested person who is healthy and has not…

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MUSC Foundation to raise funds for COVID-19 testing during Giving Tuesday Now

 

The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation will reach out to the community to help raise money for coronavirus-related testing on Giving Tuesday Now, scheduled for May 5. Funds raised…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation join forces with Senior Resources to combat food insecurity for vulnerable elders

 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation have joined together with Senior Resources to provide emergency food assistance beginning now into early summer in…

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Bon Secours joins Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program for COVID-19

 

Bon Secours announced today they have joined the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma as a treatment protocol for COVID-19.  Convalescent plasma is…

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MUSC world-class vitamin D research team to study connection to COVID-19 prevention and treatment

 

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine scientists and clinicians, led by world-renowned vitamin D research experts Bruce Hollis, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, and…

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Lander nurses, alumni ‘run toward the storm’ of COVID-19

 

As adults and children stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, many others are working day and night to take care of those infected by the deadly virus or…

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MUSC Health performs Lowcountry’s first plasma transfusion to treat COVID-19

 

Physicians at the MUSC Health University Medical Center successfully infused their first COVID-19 patient with convalescent plasma on April 18. The patient is the first person in the Lowcountry and…

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MUSC Health tri-weekly COVID-19 report – April 22

 

At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, students, faculty and staff remains the number one priority. In an effort to provide accurate, relevant and timely COVID-19…

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Greenville Dermatology

 

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Dermatology is a comprehensive cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology practice led by Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Miller. At Greenville Dermatology, Dr. Miller and…

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Southern Eye Associates

 

Since our establishment in 1999, we have been committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive family eye care – from routine eye exams to surgery and disease treatment for complex eye…

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Austin and Pray Family Dentistry

 

Our practice focuses on restoring oral health which includes dental cleanings, fillings, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, oral surgery, crowns/bridges, dentures, partials, implants, and many other services. Voted Best Dentist…

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Local CBD company becomes hand sanitizer supplier

 

Founders of Redeem Therapeutics observed the shortage of hand sanitizer and quickly turned a portion of their CBD business into a hand sanitizer manufacturer.  Redeem Therapeutics, a retail and wholesale CBD company…

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COVID-19 tests developed at Clemson University could be key in protecting healthcare providers and reigniting S.C. economy

 

Researchers respond to urgent call for COVID-19 testing Clemson University researchers are volunteering their time and resources as part of a statewide effort to develop serologic tests that could play…

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McMaster names Kennedy to COVID-19 recovery team

 

Nephron CEO Ready to Get South Carolina Moving Again Governor Henry McMaster announced Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO and owner Lou Kennedy as a member of the state’s coordinated COVID-19 advisory…

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Intramed Plus helps limit patients exposure to COVID-19 by keeping them home and out of hospitals during pandemic

 

Keeping patients home right now, either by collaborating with healthcare systems and physicians to get patients discharged more quickly or preventing their admission in the first place, is allowing hospitals…

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Doctors Care urgent care offers COVID-19 testing

 

Doctors Care urgent care, based in Columbia, S.C., has completed its third week of successfully screening patients for COVID-19, and has expanded its program to begin testing first responders and…

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DHEC welcomes Joan Duwve as new Director of Public Health

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) welcomed Joan Duwve, M.D., MPH, as the agency’s new Director of Public Health. “Joan brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Data shows less severe COVID-19 impact on South Carolina

 

MUSC Health leaders and board affirm health system ready to manage patients, reclaim economic momentum   As the citizens of South Carolina continue to watch, wait and observe stay-at-home orders, MUSC…

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MUSC Health expands COVID-19 telephone screening options

 

Service available in English and Spanish A new MUSC Health telephone hotline has been established and offers screenings in both English and Spanish. The new hotline should be used only…

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